New Ribbon
  • Details: Preowned
  • Mileage: 13225
  • Price: $44,800
  • Name: David C
  • Vin #: 338176Z108601
  • Exterior Color: Black/Black
  • Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
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540 C.I. Merlin, Jerrico 4 Speed

Nothing shows off a cars chrome like black paint. There are a lot fewer 442s around then a lot of the other muscle cars. So if you want something unique and different that everyone else doesn’t have, this car is a consideration. Or if you want to show up at the “Cruise In”, but don’t want to just show up in another 60’s or 70’s muscle car like everybody else with 300 or 400 H.P. and, want to show up with the baddest monster of any of them around this is again a car to consider. It is truly a real beast! The owner had a 66 442 when he was in high school and always wanted another one, except he wanted it to be something way wilder. So he bought this car in 1999, and started with a car that was more stock with a good body. They did this car right! They sand blasted it down and confirmed that there where only a couple spots that needed looked at, and repaired. (Mostly in the fender and doors) The build was originally completed, and than several years later he went back, and had the engine gone through and modified to a higher degree of power and some other tweaks that he felt were necessary. He has enjoyed it but it is time for a new home.

Often people build the engine for big power but don’t upgrade the drive train that should go with that kind of power. The plan was from front to back, from side to side build to handle that kind of power. It did require some tweaking at some point, which a lot of people build a car and wont do anything with it afterwords. If you use them you learn there are somethings that need to be tweaked out. Locally known as “Blackie”.

DETAILS OF CAR:

* Merlin 540 C.I. bought new in 2000, upgraded in 2010
* Jerrico drag race transmission
* Ford 9”rear end with Detroit locker
* 4 wheel Willwood disc brakes- with stainless brake lines
* 2 ¼” custom hand built stainless steel headers with 3 ½” stainless hand built exhaust to tips

Engine-

* Internally balance cross drilled steel crank light weight
* 4 ¼” stroke
* 4 ½” piston
* Heads Brodix square port aluminum C+C ported
* Air gap dual- 4 intake Edlebrock
* 2- 650 Edlebrock carbs
* 700 lift comp Cam
* Comp roller lifters and rockers
* 700 H.P./ built specs required (1050 strip dominator required to get those specs)
* 700 lbs toque (1050 strip dominator required to get those specs)
* MSD ignition
* Rev limiter- RPM run to 7000 rpm max for longevity- per builder
* Rods and pistons speed pro or comp( owner can’t remember)
* 10 ½ to 1 compression ratio

Transmission-

* Jerrico drag racing transmission straight cut gears with sliders, with reverse

Clutch-

* Tilton hydraulic throw out bearing
* Ram light weight flywheel
* Zoom 11” pressure plate and clutch

Radiator-

* 4 core aluminum with hand fabricated custom shroud

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* 9” Ford with Detroit locker
* 3.50 Ratio
* 35 spline axle
* Axle tube brace
* Hand built ladder bars- welded on to both ends of the tube

Suspension-

* Hothkis sway bar

VIN-

3 = Oldsmobile
3817= 2 Dr Holiday Coupe 442 option
6= 1966
2= Fremont,CA
108601= Production number

Cawl Tag-

66=1966
3= Oldsmobile Divison
38= Cutlass V-8
17= Holiday Coupe

Buyer are required- To do their own research to verify the researched codes above are correct. No information was found to verify it was born with 442 option.

Paint-

* Without a question the paint was very professionally done, and it is very close to flawless.

* Owner indicated it was a base coat- clear coat with at least 6 coats of clear.

* I was not able to find any chips, nicks, or scratches on the car, and I have looked hard. Thought I would certainly guess there has to be one someplace, I was not able to find it.

* It is extremely smooth and polished to a very shiny high gloss, and appears to match all the way around.

* The paint is from the original restoration which was started in 1999, and within a few years later the paint was completely.

* It was very meticulously finished, and I was unable to find any orange peel. At the very most the only spot that is not as highly polished as you could imagine is the little half inch strip of paint at the tops of the doors, and the quarters right below the glass. They have to be careful there because it is easy to buff through the crease.

* Where the hood had been modified for the original dominator carburetor, and air cleaner is a slight area that is not as highly buffed as the remainder of the car, but it is still close. (see pics)

* On the trunk there are a couple of pin head size imperfections that are almost unnoticeable, but under bright florescent light they can be detected.

* There are a couple of hair line cracks around the right side hood lock down. (see pics)

Body-

* As the owner had explained the original body was purchased, and as he had anticipated very little work had been performed on it. The body was than taken down to bare metal, at that point there was very minor lower repairs. (bottom of the front fenders, and edge of doors,) This build was to be done to not necessarily make body laser straight, but to have a body that was left to be very much as it would have appeared when these cars where stamped out and built. They have very well reproduced that type of a body on this car.

* All the fits around the doors, trunk, and hood appear fairly uniform as they would have been in the day. It is very much like a factory produced body.

* The hood seems to sit up in the back hinged area more that it should, and could possibly be adjusted down. (see pics)

Magnets-

* All panels did verify as being metal, and a lot of the paint seemed to be in the 15-25 mils range for the most part. This would be thicker than a factory finish, but would be very much as you expect to see on most restored, or show type vehicles.

Bright Work-

* The bright work surrounding the windows which is mostly stainless, with some chrome, all seems to be secured well and fit in place as it should be.

* The aluminum around the vinyl top all seems to be damage free.

* The stainless surrounding the rear window does show same age, and wear. The stainless surrounding the front windshield is a bit shinier, with just some light scratching at the top. (maybe able to be buffed)

* The vent windows have nice shiny chrome, however the very small piece surrounding the frame itself has some very light pitting.

* The painted stainless running at the belt line down both sides of the car is secured well with nice black inserts, and shows very minimal age. We do see one little dimple in that piece right over the right rear wheel opening. (see pics)

* The chrome of the front and rear bumpers, and the bezels surrounding the taillights and headlights as well as the front Oldsmobile hood emblem all appear to be that of just a couple year old car. That also includes the fender side, fender rocket emblems, drivers rear view mirror, and door handles.

* On the bottom part of the trunk lid there is as Oldsmobile emblem that has light pitting, particularly on the left side. (see pics)

* The 442 emblems that you will see on the sides, and the back are all in very good condition and do have good coloring.

Glass-

* All of the glass appears to be fairly clear, and not necessarily a newer glass.

* I did not find any discoloring, delamination, bull-eyes, wiper marks, or cracks in any of the glass.

* The driver rolling window (in the upper top half) does have half a dozen or so 3 to 4 inch light scratches in the upper portion.

* Both left and right rear glass have a couple light scratches

* The windshield appears to be a newer (LOF emblem) replacement.

* The passenger rolling window is a Solex.

* The remaining glass on the car looks to have the Safety Flo emblems, that are fairly faded. So the remained may be the original glass.

* The left rear glass does not show any type of emblem.

* The inside rear view mirror does have some damaging stain or breakdown of the outside edges of the mirror.

Trunk-

* There is no spare, or mat in the trunk and was left in a standard gray material as it is not typically used.

* The flooring in the trunk is in nice condition. The owner indicated there is a little bit of a liquid tar product that he installed inside the quarters, doors, and above wheel wells. He had that product installed to protect them in the future.

Top-

* The current owner said he is a fan of vinyl tops, and he did have that top installed during the build.

* It seems to have good rich color, and certainly does not look like it has had much exposure at all to the outside elements.

* The seams seem to be holding up well.

* It does have some light bumps that can only be seen under bright florescent lighting in the two trailing sections going down between the side and rear windows. Owner indicated that the bumps are just small amounts of glue that did not completely smooth out when top was installed.

Interior-

* The interior seems to simulate very close to the original 442 design, with some enhancement and changes.

* 4 addition gauges- The Hurst shifter, switch package in the dash where a radio could be installed, hydraulic clutch and gas pedal.

* The headliner all has good deep rich black coloring, and all of the seams seem to be holding good in place.

* The sun visors have a matching material, they are good and solid and adjust up and down. The passengers does include a vanity mirror.

* The dash top is of rich black color, and has probably been restored at some point.

* The actual gauges in the dash do not show a tremendous amount of wear, but do show wear around the key, gauges, and the 442 sign area. (see pics)

* The side panel covering all seem to be of Oldsmobile design with the additional “Hurst” emblem installed in them.

* The vinyl seat covering front and rear all looks fairly new, and shows very little wear.

* The carpet appears to look a little older with a little fade, but yet is in good condition with many years left. (clutch pedal bottoms onto rubber pad)

* Looking very close at the pictures, it will very well explain the interior.

* There are seat belts in front, and rear of the vehicle.

Tires and Wheels-

* Fronts- BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial

* Rear- M&H Racemaster

* Looking at the side walls, tires, and wheels themselves, we do not see any cracks or excessive outside exposure to the tires or wheels.

* Owner explained that he had custom ordered these wheels for his car, and had them specifically made as one offs. They look as close to new as you can imagine, and without damage to the 2 finishes of the wheels themselves.

* Left front- 235-70-15 11/32 Tread remaining
* Left rear- 325-50-15 5/32 Tread remaining
* Right front- 235-70-15 11/32 Tread remaining
* Right rear- 325-50-15 5/32 Tread remaining

Engine and Transmission-

* With close inspection and looking at our list of components you will see that there is not a lot left that is stock under the hood, with the exception of the fire wall. Please see the listings components ext. for details, and pictures under the hood. You will see the mass amount of components that went into making this such a high powered, anything but stock vehicle.

Chassis-

* Look carefully at the attention to detail at the installation performed, and components that went into the build of this vehicle. You can see that the frame, and the chassis where again all expertly painted black to start this build. You can also see the quality that went into the installation of the hand built headers, and safety insulation. Not only the size and quality of this large stainless exhaust system, but you will see that they are mounted tightly to the vehicle, and the use of a flex system to allow the movement of the engine.

* The right left front corner of the engine block there is an additional mount that was used to tie the engine down to keep it from breaking the motor mounts.

Mechanical-

* Turn Signals work front and back, left and right
* Headlights work on high and low beam
* Taillights work on both sides
* Brake lights work on both sides
* Wipers mechanism was not installed, typical for a show car
* Fuel gauge works
* Optional Pro Comp tachometer with recall works
* Oil pressure runs around 50 lbs
* Water temp gauge works typically runs 160 to 180
* Volt gauge works runs around 14
* Toggle switches on the dash are not currently used
* Heater box and controls are not installed in the car
* Horn does not work
* Speedometer and odometer not compatible or hooked up to Jerrico transmission

Test Drive-

The owner took Chad for approx. a 5 -10 miles drive, and Chad drove the vehicle back. It actually steered very nicely from slow to highway speeds. The manual steering gears offered a really nice feel of the road, and it stayed very true and handled very easily. Upon applying the brakes several times the Willwood stopped it very quickly and smoothly. We did not notice any type of pulling, or pulsation at all, it worked smooth and efficient in stopping this beast. The car starts very easily, and fired right up warm without even using the gas. Though it is a lot of power it can be controlled easily. The hydraulic clutch actually required very little travel, and was easier to engage and disengage than even typical mechanical clutch in most cars. Shifting in all four gears seems to work properly without any problems, and both up shifting in all four speeds seem to work correctly as it should. Check out the ride on our you-tube channel.

Vin #338176Z108601
   Year 1966
   Make Oldsmobile
   Model 442 Street Rod
Specifications
    Exterior Color Black
    Interior Color Black
    Engine Type 540 C.I,
    Transmission 4 Speed Manual
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IT MAKES NO GUARANTY OR WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY
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DATA IN THIS REPORT FOR HIS OR HER OWN APPLICATIONS. ALL DATA IN THIS REPORT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.